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Analysis of the Global Ultracapacitor Market

Analysis of the Global Ultracapacitor Market

The total ultracapacitor market witnessed unexpected slow growth in 2013 and is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% from 2013 to 2020. In Frost & Sullivan’s last report, the market was estimated to experience a CAGR of 􂀀% from 2012 through 2019.

Sales fell short of expectations in North America but were high in Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2013. Despite the presence of local manufacturers, the United States lags in terms of sales and represented 􂀀% of the global market, while Asia-Pacific accounted for 􂀀% and Europe 􂀀% in 2013.

Participants have experienced several difficulties in penetrating markets such as mild, micro, hybrid, and heavy vehicles, which are expected to witness high growth. The renewable energy applications market such as wind has been witnessing low growth.

Lack of volumes combined with higher than expected pricing structures continue to limit end user uptake of ultracapacitors.

Greater initiatives for developing a higher voltage threshold, which will increase the energy density of the entire system, will result in technology development in the market.

Currently, the threshold is between 􂀀 volt (V) and 􂀀 V and is expected to be higher than 􂀀 V.

About this report

The ultracapacitor market faces challenges such as high prices and lack of adoption due to low awareness about the technology and its benefits. However, the market is growing led by keen interest for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional energy storage methods. Ultracapacitors, which have high power density, provide ample energy storage for niche applications. A combination of primary and secondary research has been used. Primary research was conducted with manufacturers, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Information provided through primary research was corroborated using secondary methods and in-house Frost & Sullivan resources. Final data was presented to an internal team for strategic review and suggestions. The study identifies drivers, restraints, and other macroeconomic factors influencing the ultracapacitor market. It has focused on three verticals—transportation, industrial, and consumer electronics. The base year is 2013 and the forecast period is from 2014 to 2020. Historical years are from 2010 through 2013.


  • Executive Summary
    • Summary-Key Findings
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview-Definitions
    • Market Overview-Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Overview-Segmentation
    • Market Overview-Distribution Channels
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Total Ultracapacitor Market
    • Drivers-Impact and Duration
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints-Impact and Duration
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecast and Trends-Total Ultracapacitor Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2013
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2010-2020
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Average Price for Ultracapacitors, Global, 2010-2020
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2010-2020
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2010-2020
    • Revenue Forecast by Region Discussion
    • Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast by Vertical Market, Global, 2010-2020
    • Vertical Market Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Technology Roadmap
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis-Total Ultracapacitor Market
    • Competitive Analysis-Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Total Ultracapacitor Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 5 Participants, Global, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors
    • Competitor Growth Analysis
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Market Overview-Impact of Energy Storage Industry Mega Trends on the Ultracapacitor Market
    • Overview and Introduction: Future of Energy-Key Trends
    • Smart Grid-The Future `Energy Internet'
    • Energy Harvesting Market is Expected to Grow at a Rate of Over 20% Each Year to Reach $3.46 Billion by 2020 y
    • Macro-to-micro Implications of Future of Energy on Future Industries, People, and Businesses
    • Mega Trend Impact on Energy Storage Industry
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the Energy Storage Industry
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Transportation Segment Breakdown
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Transportation Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2013
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Transportation Segment Unit and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2010-2020
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Industrial Segment Breakdown
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Industrial Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2013
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2010-2020
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Consumer Electronics Segment Breakdown
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Consumer Electronics Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2013
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Consumer Electronics Segment Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2010-2020
    • Consumer Electronics Segment-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • North America Breakdown
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast, North America, 2010-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants North America, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Europe Breakdown
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2010-2020, Revenue CAGR = 13.1%
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants Europe, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Asia-Pacific Breakdown
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast, Asia-Pacific, 2010-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants Asia-Pacific, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Rest of World Breakdown
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Revenue Forecast, RoW, 2010-2020
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
      • Table Ultracapacitor Market: Company Market Share Analysis of Top 2 Participants RoW, 2013
    • Competitive Environment
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Others
    • List of Others by Region
    • Additional Sources of Information on Energy and Power Supplies

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